4 Day Silent Retreat

New Years Retreat

What to expect

New Year’s Eve is an incredibly crucial time to do spiritual practice.  Because of the immense energy that accumulates and releases in the minutes around midnight, there is a surge of potential energy that can be utilised for intention setting, meditation, healing and other efforts.
(You can read more about the phenomenon of New Years from the perspective of yoga HERE.)

This is the most important time of the year to be focused, clear and present.
Its often wasted or worse, misdirected through unconscious behaviour.

Leading up to New Years Eve we will enjoy our popular silent meditation and yoga retreat – yes Arooza’s food will be featured 3 times a day. We will clear, purify, rest and charge up for the special New Year’s Eve meditation.
This meditation will be an incredible experience of energy, focus and realisation.

Why would I try a silent retreat?

We are committed to jobs, food, relationships and leisure that often don’t actually serve us. This commitment continues an attachment that has us running around in circles.

In a retreat, the commitment shifts, we leave behind the programming and the mundane, and embrace the beauty of our experience, settling into simplicity. Remarkable insights and deep transformations naturally result after longer and repeated retreats. 

How will we achieve this?

The 4 days is meant to replicate a solitary cave retreat. Everyday we will enjoy beautiful yoga, meditation, relaxation and peace-ful exercises to return to the deepest sense of Self. There will be no contact with the outside world or even your colleagues within the setting.

All accommodation and food are included. Delicious, healthy and hearty, home cooked vegetarian meals will be served 3 times a day.

Spaces limited to 13 people.

Read the Retreat Guidelines here.

“The retreat was absolutely what I needed. I meditate regularly at home and it has helped my stress, anxiety and restlessness a great deal. my struggle with sleep remains an ongoing project.

By entirely de-plugging with Ava and the group for 4 days, in the blissful surrounds of a peaceful, rural property, receiving no stimulus whatsoever, I FINALLY had some deep, deep rest (and naps!). This alone is a reason to attend in my mind. But that’s just the beginning.

The guided meditations and talks by Ava were exactly what I needed to soothe the stresses that accumulate through modern life and find the place to just ‘be’, to be ‘me’. To know what me is. To let go of past stories. To rediscover the majesty of the heart. To open to life and all that is.

Ava’s wisdom is backed by a deep understanding of the teachings of various spiritual guides, deities and gurus…. wisdom was drawn from so many inspirational teachers and she conveyed this beautifully. She has a special gift in captivating hearts and minds through poetry and storytelling. 

I cannot end this review without complimenting Arooza for the incredible food. There was so much love in everything she created for us.

Everyone who attended the retreat agreed – we felt nurtured, supported and loved while we went on our deep inner journeys.

Thank you Ava and Arooza for this fabulous experience.”   Melinda Cahil


  • Early Bird: $750 (ends Nov 28th)
    Full payment: $850
  • Tenting option (early bird):  $600
    Full payment: $650
    * All tent, swag, bedding is not provided.



Bank deposit send amount into:

  • Spanda School
  • BSB 036157
  • Account number 587713
  • Westpac
  • Email receipt and name to arooza_irani@hotmail.com

Daily Schedule: 

  • 7-830am Morning Meditation & Techniques
  • 830am Breakfast
  • 930am Lecture topic
  • 10am Hatha Yoga
  • 1130am Meditation
  • 12noon Lunch & Break
  • 330pm Yin Yoga
  • 430pm Meditation
  • 6pm Individual practice
  • 630pm Dinner
  • 730pm Q&A
  • 8pm Evening meditation

  • Arrival: 
    Friday December 29th – Tuesday Jan 2nd

Retreat Venue: 

Situated 10 minutes from Margaret River, on seven beautiful acres of natural bush with extensive, bird friendly native gardens, Honeyeater Ridge includes a large mud brick house with cathedral jarrah ceilings, a separate self-contained cottage that has extra beds, bathroom and kitchenette and a yoga studio situated in the gardens. Wood fires inside, mosaic bird baths and meditation benches in the gardens add to the character and ambiance of this very peaceful rural property and ensure guests enjoy a sense of peace and tranquillity.



Cancellation Policy:

*Deposits are non-refundable

** Cancellations given more than 1 month before will receive the remainder of payment refunded.

Class Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Trainer Address
December 29, 2017 5:00 pm 8:30 pm Ava Irani Honeyeater Ridge, Margaret River
December 30, 2017 7:30 am 8:45 pm Ava Irani Honeyeater Ridge, Margaret River
December 31, 2017 7:30 am 11:55 pm Ava Irani Honeyeater Ridge, Margaret River
January 1, 2018 8:00 am 8:45 pm Ava Irani Honeyeater Ridge, Margaret River
January 2, 2018 7:30 am 9:30 am Ava Irani Honeyeater Ridge, Margaret River
December 29, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm - with Ava Irani - at Honeyeater Ridge, Margaret River
December 30, 2017
7:30 am - 8:45 pm - with Ava Irani - at Honeyeater Ridge, Margaret River
December 31, 2017
7:30 am - 11:55 pm - with Ava Irani - at Honeyeater Ridge, Margaret River
January 1, 2018
8:00 am - 8:45 pm - with Ava Irani - at Honeyeater Ridge, Margaret River
January 2, 2018
7:30 am - 9:30 am - with Ava Irani - at Honeyeater Ridge, Margaret River

Ava is the main teacher and founder of Spanda School. Her main offering is yoga classes, tantra courses and meditation retreats. She has dedicated herself wholly to awakening, service and the pursuit of knowledge.

There are 3 comments on this post

  1. Sharon levy
    2 hours ago

    Hi there
    Would love to know if there are spaces for the retreat in July ,also would you cater for a vegan too?

  2. Sam cotgrave
    16 hours ago

    Hi Ava
    I trust all is well! I’m very interested in the 4 day retreat over the New Years period. Are there spaces still available? I just wanted to check before I pay my deposit and also my 21 yr old daughter is considering joining me so wanted to let her know how many spaces are available still.
    Many thanks and take care

  3. Kathy
    2 hours ago

    HI Ava
    Am looking forward to joining you for this retreat. What time will the retreat start on 29 th?
    I will arrange payment.
    Thanks Kathy


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